Climate Change: Dealing With Nature’s Revenge

Content 1.Cover Story: Climate Change: Dealing With Nature’s Revenge Extreme weather conditions around the world now pose serious threats to man and the environment but the neglect of early warnings and danger signals worsen the problem 2.Special Interview: I See No Future For Nigeria, Unless … Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, and former minister of information is by far the most vocal leader the pan Igbo socio-cultural organization has produced in recent memory. In an encounter with Anayochukwu Agbo, general editor and Abuja bureau chief, he makes thought provoking remarks about the much talked about restructuring of Nigeria, stating conditions under which the country can continue to exist as one entity 3.The Nation: Edo's ‘Five-Star’ War Edo State Government and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the state trade words over the proposed privatization of the controversial five-star specialist hospital * With the prolonged PDP crisis finally settled by the Supreme Court, its members are confident of reclaiming power from the ruling APC come 2019, but some observers say the party needs, among others, to put its house in order 4.World: Saving South Sudan 5.Business Lead/Interview What Moves Dangote in Hunger – Zouera Youssoufou, MD/CEO Dangote Foundation For about two and a half years, Zouera Youssoufou has been Managing Director and chief executive officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation in Lagos. She has the task of providing overall management oversight for the Foundation. Precisely, she drives the Foundation’s efforts at ensuring better health, education and economic empowerment of less privileged Nigerians. Also, the Foundation shows presence at disaster spots around the world, all for the purpose of rehabilitating victims and assisting them to begin a new life. Before joining the Foundation, She was country manager at the World Bank, responsible for three countries – Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe. Prior to her World Bank job, Youssoufou had worked with the International Finance Corporation, IFC, for almost seven years, running global Women in Business programme where she was responsible for creating opportunities for women entrepreneurs in developing countries to have access to finance. A multilingual professional, who is fluent in English, French, Hausa and Spanish, Youssoufou is recognised by the Global Philanthropy Forum as having joined the World Bank Group in 2005 from Citigroup’s Smith Barney unit in New York and Atlanta in the United States where she covered emerging markets and 13 industry sectors as an Equity Research Analyst. Her global work experiences include working with the European Union on private sector development, and management consulting with Deloitte & Touche in Ghana. Youssoufou has a strong academic background – an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts. In this interview with Tony Manuaka, deputy general editor, she explains the hear-warming programmes of the Dangote Foundation, aimed at making life better for those in need. Excerpts: 6.Payback Time For Dubious Civil Servants  Nemesis has caught up with several civil servants in Delta State who fraudulently manipulated their official records to stay longer than necessary in the civil service


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